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so looking to my point to shoot and my dad ancient 35mm nikon and sony camcorder with a dslr that also capable of i guess probably better video than the old cassette camcorder.

Currently looking @ the t2i and t1i but i wasn't sure of what else to look at for dslr.
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Another DSLR with video capabilities is the D3100. Good entry level DSLR with 1080p capability I believe.
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If your dad shot a Nikon you may be more used to Nikon ergonomics. If that's the case, the D3100 may be the best bet. If youre interested in the Canon Rebels though (especially for video) get the T2i at the very least since it has improved video over the T1i in terms of FPS.
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The Canon T2i will spank the D3100 for video. I highly recommend you get the T2i for video use.
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Which lenses do you have for the Nikon currently? If you've got any good ones, might be worth getting a Nikon body such as the D7000.
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if you have access to good nikon glass get a nice nikon body obviously the d3s is going to put out some stellar video and can handle extreme low light like EXTREME! low light. but thats a pro level camera. the d3100 or d7000 would be a good cameras. but if you go canon the t2i is by far a better choice as the canon DSLRs right now produce better quality video that is to say the 1080p is the same for all cameras the GH2 is still a great camera and so is any nikon equivalent.
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